This blog is devoted to the band The Really Good Pot Roast.
Rinse & Repeat - The Really Good Pot Roast
I’ve been exploring the > 2,000 tones in my Line 6 PodFarm looking for interesting new sounds I could use as inspiration. This song started when I found a few new distortions that I really liked. As I was noodling around with the 2 new tones, the lyric, “Work, dinner, sleep. rinse and repeat. It’s the same old grind.” Everything else came from that line. My idea was a song about that feeling you get at the end of the summer when you’re at your desk at work thinking about the good old days when you had summers off in college. The lyrics just wouldn’t come, so I sent it off to Mark and he really came through. The lyrics really tell the story I wanted to tell but couldn’t. He also rewrote the bridge (Which I had labeled as “Shitty Bridge is Shitty” in the project file). I’m pleased with where this song ended up.
Twenty-Four Pounds - The Really Good Pot Roast
Ever since Dr. Cranquis posted this article we’ve been messaging with him back and forth about how best to tackle it as a song. Not a groundbreaking movement, but a fun little tune. This is our #1 song about #2.
Anybody have any more poop jokes before we move on?
Enjoy the pool!
The Story of the Actual Pot Roast: Believe it or not, there was an actual really good pot roast that the band was named after. It was made on a specific day for a specific reason, and ironically enough neither Mark nor myself ever tasted a single bite of it. The idea to name the band for such a trivial meal came form my wife, Erika, who I did not even know at the time. I was away at college at the time and didn’t even hear about the whole thing for a few weeks. I don’t think I told Mark the story for a few months. The pot roast is famous among friends of my family. Not because of how it tasted, but because of how it was described. Allow me to explain. My father was a gourmet chef. You need to take my word on that otherwise the story doesn’t make sense. My eldest sister and her husband came out to Long Island to visit my parents. My brother-in-law’s birthday occurred during this trip so my father offered to make him whatever he wanted for dinner OR take him to a restaurant of his choosing. My brother-in-law, as fate would have it, decided that he would like homemade pot roast. Pot roast wasn’t one of my dad’s signature recipes, but he was able to put together a recipe he liked after looked through a few of the cook books in his collection. My dad went to the butcher to select a cut of meat. He went to the liquor store to select a good red wine. He went to a farm stand to select the fresh vegetables. Every aspect of the meal was planned in advance. He spent an entire day in the kitchen hand-crafting the ultimate birthday meal for his only son-in-law. Despite the fact that there were only 5 people at dinner, my father made different kinds of pie for dessert. Are you getting the picture? This was an epic meal. Fast forward to the birthday dinner. After salad, shrimp cocktails, and some soup, it was time for the main event. Pot roast. My father spent 10 minutes placing each element of the pot roast in just the right spot on the platter. It was a picture perfect presentation. He brought it to the table and served his masterpiece. My mother and my other sister both told me subsequently that it was an amazing pot roast. After everyone ate in silence for a few minutes my father turned to my brother-in-law and said, “So? What do you think?” to which my brother famously replied, “This is like the really good pot roast you get at Denny’s!” There was no joke in that comment. My brother-in-law meant it as the ultimate compliment.
Who-Gives-A-Shit & the Rats Asses.
The Really Good Pot Roast has written a theme for my tumblr. When asked what kind of music I enjoy, I shrieked, “‘80s Synth Pop!!!!” Yeah, they did it right. This is just awesome. I’m listening and head bobbing with my eyes closed, thinking all sorts of meaningful things.
I have made the album artwork the f*cking flower that I would really like teenage girls who are into “boho” to stop reblogging. That f*cking flower now has over 14,000 notes, is being used by some UK internet shop (without my permission), is several people’s avatars, and is the bane of my internet existence. It’s like people haven’t really thought about the whole Georgia O’Keefe “sometimes a flower isn’t just a flower” thing.
Seriously guys, this is awesome. I’m giggling and bouncing over here.
And finally, another theme song, this time for the awesome Lady of the House. Check back with us soon for updates on our theme song album to be released on Bandcamp!
MARK: At a free concert with my wife. It's a blues band. Decent bar band. The guitarist has a gorgeous Gretch hollow body, but seems rough as a lead. He's unplugged himself twice mid-song.
MARK: Picture me trying to solo with a blues band. There you go.
When I started this tumblr just over two years ago, I never imagined that I’d ever have a theme song or that this really would be a blog about men’s armpits. What a long strange road it’s been. The Really Good Pot Roast made me a theme song and it’s awesome! Follow them on tumblr. Listen to my theme song. Explore my armpit tag (x). Go!
Another awesome tumblroo, another theme song. We had a lot of fun with this one, going for a They Might Be Giants feel. And we got some title help from the better half of The House.
We’ll be collecting these theme tracks together for a charity EP in the next couple of weeks, so be on the look out. We’re also starting the 50/90 songwriting challenge, so look for new music from us this summer, and a new full-length album this winter!
As Dr. Cranquis and the Really Good Pot Roast sat around a dimly lit table on a snowy night at Cranquis’ Fortress of Cranquitude to write our holiday opus, The Twelve Days of Cranqmas, we joked about med students and how they tend to take over in teaching hospitals. Someone, I don’t recall who, said, ‘It’s like an inquisition. And no one expects the Med Student Inquisition.‘ A silence followed as we realized the ramifications of these words. We nodded, and set about finishing the work at hand, knowing full well that a new task had just begun.
Today, in honor of Dr. Cranquis’ 50,000 follower milestone*, we present to you a new addition of The Cranqsterpiece Theater, featuring the voice talents of The Lady of the House, the guys from the Really Good Pot Roast, and the start of the show himself, Dr. Cranquis.
Listen with limited commercial interruption, and enjoy!
And now for something completely different.
*Dr. Cranquis is still a little bit away from 50k, but we were late with all the other milestones, so this balances out.
Mumbled Gripes (Remix) - The Really Good Pot Roast
A while ago, we wrote a theme song for Dr. Cranquis. We’ve decided to give it a remix and repost for 2 reasons. One, we’ve been working on theme songs recently in advance of our upcoming Tumblr Theme song Compilation with all proceeds going to the Red Cross. Two, as a teaser for an upcoming Cranquis Project celebrating his soon-to-be 50,000th follower. And three - we have 3 reasons for the repost. One, Tumblr themes project, Two, Cranquis 50K project, Three, gives us more practice with our new mastering software, and Four shameless self-promotion of previous albums, DAMN! We have 4 reasons for this post which have been listed in my previous sentence.
Mumbled Gripes, The Official Dr. Cranquis Theme, appeared on our album You Have Died of Dysentery. CLICK HERE to visit BandCamp and download all of our albums for free!
I have a theme song! Technically, I even wrote the lyrics. All of the lyrics are taken directly from my posts. I’m quite pleased with this. Kinda bad ass!
I’m off to work.
Don’t bang your cousin while I’m gone.
Another theme song for another awesome blog. We have a couple more in progress, so stay tuned.
Proving that no one is safe from The Really Good Pot Roast, I HAVE A THEME SONG NOW.
This surprise arrived in my inbox just before I was to leave work. And it’s perfect. Some great 80’s/90’s era industrial electronica.
If you go into a meeting and wonder, What would MMLTD do in this situation?, assume whatever I would do would have this blaring behind me.
Another theme song ‘managed’.
More to come, folks. We have a couple more in the works, but we’re still taking requests.
the Really Good Pot Roast - We’ll Come to You (A Theme for Jules)
I have a theme song, and it is brilliant.
genuinely crying, though, about how much I love this. and you guys. thank you. ♥♥♥ xoxoxoxo
Glad you enjoy your theme song. We had a good time with this one and it came together fairly quickly. More themes to come. Stay tuned…
I’m reposting this because I accidentally sent an older mix to Jules originally. Now that she’s updated her post with the final version of the song I figure I’d fix ours.